Ron and Barbara Crain have been operating Crain Dairy in northwest Oklahoma since 1991. Barbara eventually began experimenting with their milk and made a few small batches of Greek yogurt. She received raving reviews. After 10 years of selling their milk to a national dairy cooperative and seeing their milk go straight out of the door, the Crains had to ask: why mix high quality, grass-fed milk with milk from confinement dairies and ship it thousands of miles away when it could be transformed into delicious foods for people right here in Oklahoma?
So in 2001, the Crains began working with the Food and Agricultural Products Center at OSU and with Pladot, an Israeli dairy equipment supplier, to bring their dream to reality. They built a small, certified production facility, learned to make a handful of dairy products from scratch, and named the operation Wagon Creek Creamery. WCC has been selling fresh, grass-fed dairy products since the summer of 2005.
In 2007, the Crains added grass-fed beef and pasture-raised veal to their product listing. The cows and steers are raised on the farm’s 157 acres, and they are never given grain or growth hormones (rBST). Their healthy, all-grass diet ensures healthier dairy products.
Today, Wagon Creek Creamery remains Oklahoma’s only 100% grass-fed dairyprocessor . Their list of products has expanded to include not only Greek yogurt and butter but also aged, raw milk cheeses, creme fraiche, smoothies, granola and granola bars. Apart from dairy, they have also welcomed chickens, pigs, and bees to the farm. Pastured eggs are available now. They hope to offer pastured pork and honey very soon.
See photos of Wagon Creek and get to know us even better here, and get in touch here.
Cherry Street Farmers Market, 15th and Peoria
April – October, Saturdays 7 – 11 a.m.
Cherry Street Winter Market, 41st and Peoria, Whole Foods PKG lot, east side
Broken Arrow Rose District Farmers Market418 S Main St, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
Every Saturday April-October 8:00-12:00 noon
Edmond Farmers Market Festival Marketplace Pavilion near 2nd and Broadway
Every Saturday 8a.m. – 1p.m. @ the Urban Agrarian Booth
Find its scheduled stops here: http://www.offm.me/
OKC/OSU Farmers Market, 400 N. Portland
Every Saturday 8a.m. – 1p.m. @ JB Pratt’s Booth
Urban Agrarian 1235 SW 2nd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73108. Open Saturdays
OU Medical Farmers Market 1200 Childrens Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
First Thursday of the month, 11:00-2:00 in the Children’s Hospital Atrium
Farm to Fork (Rowdy Stickhorse) Store in Indian Hills Shopping Center, Southwest corner of Garroitt and Johnson
Jumbo Foods West Willow and Cleveland
The Oklahoma Food Coop makes monthly deliveries throughout the state. Order opens on the first day of each month with delivery scheduled for the third Thursday of each month.
Join the coop and place your order at www.oklahomafood.coop
Order online at www.agruity.com and pick up in Tulsa or Broken Arrow